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COARCTATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does coarctation mean? 

COARCTATION (noun)
  The noun COARCTATION has 2 senses:

1. tight or narrow compression
2. (biology) a narrowing or constriction of a vessel or canal; especially a congenital narrowing of the aorta

  Familiarity information: COARCTATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COARCTATION (noun)


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Meaning:

Tight or narrow compression

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

coarctation; constriction

Hypernyms ("coarctation" is a kind of...):

compression; condensation; contraction (the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together)


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Meaning:

(biology) a narrowing or constriction of a vessel or canal; especially a congenital narrowing of the aorta

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("coarctation" is a kind of...):

narrowing (an instance of becoming narrow)

Domain category:

biological science; biology (the science that studies living organisms)


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